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Reading Glasses Ep 9 - Who Did the Murdering in this Book & Beach Reads Reclaimed! Plus Banned Books with Tonia Thompson

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Guests: 
Tonia Thompson

This week, Brea and Mallory defend the much maligned term “beach read”, review some weird reading glasses and debate book sharing. Reading Glasses is sponsoring Tonia Thompson’s drive to get copies of The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas into the hands of teens. Link below for details! Use the hashtag #TakeBackBeachRead to participate in online discussion on Twitter and Instagram!

Tonia Thompson
Toniathompson.com
Twitter

Banned Books-
http://www.ala.org/advocacy/bbooks
ACLU

Prism Spectacles

Books Mentioned-

Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore by Matthew Sullivan

Shirley Jackson: A Rather Haunted Life by Ruth Franklin

The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

Fever Dream by Samanta Schweblin

Annihilation by Jeff VanderMeer

The Hike by Drew Magary

Bunker Buddies the Dating App w/ Tim McGovern!

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Tim McGovern

Hello Buddies! This week we have the very hilarious Tim McGovern on to talk about dating in the apocalypse! Turns out "Bunker Buddies" is a great name for a post apocalyptic dating app, if we do say so ourselves. I found a Boy Scout Handbook from 1948' and the Hellen Hunt classic Twister gets a much deserved shout out. I think you'll enjoy this fast paced episode! Rate on iTunes! Subscribe! Tell your friends! Thanks again for all your continued support! Wouldn't be anything without you. Love you guys! #HopeandCheescake

Judge John Hodgman Episode 324: Burden of Pooch

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Guests: 
Monte Belmonte

Kate brings the case against her husband, Rob. Rob had a childhood dream of getting an Old English Sheepdog. Now they have one, and Kate says she is doing the majority of the dog care. She wants Rob to spend more time with the dog and become dog's best friend. Who’s right? Who’s wrong? With the return of Summertime Funtime Bailiff Monte Belmonte!

EVIDENCE

SUBMITTED BY KATE

You can check out Rob's cocktail Instagram account @klecktails!

Huge thanks to Summertime Funtime Bailiff Monte Belmonte for joining us this week! Catch Monte's radio show on WRSI The River here! And if you are in the Turners Falls, MA area, make sure to visit the Shea Theater. If you're there on September 30, you won't want to miss Monte and his psychic friend at the Shea Theater, bringing the return of The Psychic and the Skeptic!

Judge Hodgman's book Vacationland is available for pre-order at bit.ly/painfulbeaches. You can also read more of the Judge's thoughts regularly in his column in the New York Times Magazine.

If you're in the Portland, Maine area, make sure to catch occasional Guest Bailiff Jean Grae and Judge John Hodgman's live variety show "Jean and John" at Port City Music Hall in Portland, Maine on August 10! Tickets are available at bit.ly/jeanjohnMAINE2!

We need cases for Judge John Hodgman live in Brooklyn at the Bell House on September 9 and at the London Podcast Festival! Submit your cases, big or small, at MaximumFun.org/JJHo!

Thank you to Felipe Sobreiro for suggesting this week's title! To suggest a title for a future episode, like Judge John Hodgman on Facebook. We regularly put out a call for submissions.

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Pop Rocket: Episode 135 Girls Trip with Alonso Duralde

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Pop Rocket
Guests: 
Guy Branum
Guests: 
Alonso Duralde
Guests: 
Karen Tongson
Guests: 
Wynter Mitchell

This week, we are joined by film critic and host of the Linoleum Knife podcast Alonso Duralde! Alonso will be with us for the next couple of months while Margaret is on maternity leave, bringing his particular knowledge of film and the industry to the show. But this week: Girls Trip. The movie stars Regina Hall, Jada Pinkett-Smith, Queen Latifah, and breakout star Tiffany Haddish. They discuss Tiffany Haddish's hilarious performance in this movie, but does Hollywood know what to do with her next? They talk about the role of blackness and black female friendship in this movie, and why it's important more of these films get made. And finally, and probably most importantly, they talk about the role that black hair plays in the movie, and what each of the character's hair styles tells you about their personality.

Guy is all about The Beaverton, which is Canada's answer to The Onion News Network, and Wynter is all about the Jason Bateman led Netflix series Ozark. Plus, Karen catches up on Queen Sugar and Alonso is still watching Degrassi. Plus, we hear what each of the panelists is listening to this week.

With Guy Branum, Wynter Mitchell, Alonso Duralde, and Karen Tongson.

Jams:

Guy - Cars That Go Boom - L'Trimm
Alonso - Better The Devil You Know - Kylie Mynogue
Wynter - Idolize Me - Yellow Alex
Karen - Way Back - TLCand

Each week we’ll add everyone’s jams to this handy August Spotify playlist.

You can let us know what you think of Pop Rocket and suggest topics in our Facebook group or via @PopRocket on Twitter.

Produced by Christian Dueñas and Kara Hart for MaximumFun.org.

Roze Buddiez: Baby TV

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Rose Buddies

We super didn't want to recap The Men Tell All, so instead, we are subjecting you to this: An hour-long discussion about all the mostly awful baby television we've watched this year. Enjoy?

Adam Ruins Everything Episode 32: Kevin Hall Gives Us the Skinny - Losing Weight and Keeping it Off is Hard

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It's rare to hear about a researcher from the National Institute of Health collaborating with a reality TV show. But that's exactly what Dr. Kevin Hall, a clinical researcher at the NIH, did after watching episodes of The Biggest Loser. Kevin's lab investigates how metabolism and the brain adapt in response to a variety of interventions to diet and physical activity. After watching the cast lose dramatic amounts of weight over the show's season, he wondered how that affected their long-term health.

 
Kevin actually visited the set of The Biggest Loser to monitor the contestants' health and six years later, he brought the former contestants to the NIH to research how their body adjusted since the competition. He found they surprisingly maintained a very low metabolic rate even though they regained most of their lost weight. So even if you have the incredible willpower to shed those pounds, it's ultimately really difficult to maintain that weight loss. What we can do is be more forgiving of ourselves and relieve some of the pressure to diet.

Adam is on Twitter @AdamConover and you can find past episodes and bonus content from the TruTV show at AdamRuinsEverything.com.
Produced by Shara Morris for MaximumFun.org.

Lady to Lady EP. 237 "We're Trash" ft. Jamie Loftus

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Show: 
Lady to Lady
Guests: 
Jamie Loftus

Jamie Loftus (@hamburgerphone) joins the ladies to discuss Xanadu, bite fights, cookies, life goals and more! Produced by David Janove, booker Marie Colette, theme song Zach Ames.

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Inside Pop Ep. 85 - New Music Videos; South Asian Interracial Relationships in TV & Film

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Inside Pop

This week we discuss the film, television, music AND music videos that have grabbed our attention!

First up, we highlight some of our favorite new music videos from Jay-Z, Kendrick Lamar and Grimes featuring Janelle Monae. These artists are creating work that's thought provoking and gorgeous.

Then, we discuss the depiction of South Asian interracial relationships on television and in film. Our conversation is inspired by a recent article that critiques the lack of Asian love interests in the works of South Asian creators like Aziz Ansari, Mindy Kaling, Kumail Nanjiani and Hasan Minhaj. We tackle the issues of personal expression, cultural responsibility and the need to see Brown Love on the screen.

Finally in The Big Sell, Amita rates Sam Dew's cover of the Bill Withers song "Use Me" and then she gives what Sean calls, "the greatest big sell in the history of the show!" It's not because of what she sells - but how she sells it. Let's just say Sean likes it when Amita shares personal info.

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Go to www.insidepoppodcast.com for bonus content including links to all of the music videos mentioned in this episode.

The Greatest Generation Ep 159: Prick For Prick (S7E8)

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When Picard and Beverly are abducted and fitted for mechanical nubbins, they start to share more than a mutual love of breakfast. Back on the ship, an extremely paranoid ambassador is trying to build his own bat cave in one of the condos. Does this episode take place in an alternate brunchaverse? Is Worf picking up extra shifts in the transporter room because he’s short on scarves? Is Picard getting a write-off for that Action Jacket? It’s the episode where we finally finish the ‘card bit’…or do we?

Still Buffering: How to College

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Still Buffering

Senior year means a lot of decisions, and we've talked about some of the big ones. But we haven't ever discussed the next step: college. From how you decide what you want to do and where you want to go to how you actually get into college, we've covered all the stressful and scary steps. Oh and we helped Doctor Who gain another fan.

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Music: "Baby You Change Your Mind" by Nouvellas

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